What Is A Drag Queen?

Drag Queen (noun): a man who ostentatiously dresses up in women’s clothes.

drag queen is someone, usually male, who dresses in female clothing/costume and often acts with exaggerated femininity for the purpose of entertainment.

There are many reasons people do drag – such as self-expression, enjoyment and higher-profile performing and entertaining.
However, drag is often seen as a creative outlet, a means of self-exploration, and a way to make a statement.

While the general public may be familiar with the “high drag” of professional performance artists; drag is also considered to be apart of regular day-to-day life.

The Art Of Drag

The process of getting into drag or into character can take hours!
A drag queen may aim for a certain style, look, celebrity impression, or even to portray a certain message with their look.
Hair, make-up, and costumes are the most important essentials for drag queens. They tend to go for a more exaggerated look with a lot more makeup than a typical female would wear.



Want To Learn More?

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